The Debt Diet Challenge Week #2: Our Participants Weigh In

Managing Debt

The Debt Diet Challenge Week #2: Our Participants Weigh In

The Debt Diet Challenge Week #2: Our Participants Weigh In

This is the second installment of The Debt Diet Challenge, in which Credit.com follows the lives of five people selected to take Jean Chatzky’s Debt Diet to get themselves out of debt and on track to a better financial future. Every week, Jean Chatzky will update us on the participants’ progress, and the participants will… Read More

The Debt Diet Challenge Week #2: Shedding Debt, Losing Weight

Managing Debt

The Debt Diet Challenge Week #2: Shedding Debt, Losing Weight

The Debt Diet Challenge Week #2: Shedding Debt, Losing Weight

The Debt Diet is an online behavioral change program to help users get out of debt by putting aside $10 a day.  It was developed by Pro-Change Behavior Systems and Jean Chatzky, author of the best-selling Pay It Down and a coach on The Debt Diet series on the Oprah show. Jean Chatzky read the… Read More

Mortgage Rates Drop: What to Know Before You Refinance

Mortgages

Mortgage Rates Drop: What to Know Before You Refinance

Mortgage Rates Drop: What to Know Before You Refinance

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, there has been a surge in mortgage refinance applications as homeowners try to take advantage of a recent drop in mortgage rates. The MBA reports that the average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages decreased to 4.54 percent with .98 points for loans with a Loan-To-Value of 80%… Read More

Stemming the Student Loan Crisis: A Lesson From India

Students

Stemming the Student Loan Crisis: A Lesson From India

Stemming the Student Loan Crisis: A Lesson From India

Sometimes it helps to look beyond our borders for solutions to the troubled messes at home. As we know, student loans outstanding total roughly $830 billion in the U.S., more than total credit card debt. More alarming is the fact that many student loan borrowers are in default and unable to repay. Recent data obtained… Read More

Regulators Have Missed Majority of Dodd-Frank Reform Deadlines

Personal Finance

Regulators Have Missed Majority of Dodd-Frank Reform Deadlines

Regulators Have Missed Majority of Dodd-Frank Reform Deadlines

Federal regulators have missed 80% of their deadlines for implementing the sweeping Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, according to a recent report by the law firm Davis Polk. Of the 163 rules that the government was required to write by July 21, 130 remain unfinished. The law has come under fire in… Read More

Financial News Roundup: States Increase Fines and Fees, Businesses Prepare For U.S. Default

Personal Finance

Financial News Roundup: States Increase Fines and Fees, Businesses Prepare For U.S. Default

Financial News Roundup: States Increase Fines and Fees, Businesses Prepare For U.S. Default

Today’s top news headlines feature reasons states are imposing higher fines and additional fees and the ways recruiters are using job applicants’ Facebook and social media pages in their hiring decisions. Plus, find out how companies and Wall Street are preparing for the impending debt ceiling decision. Facebook, Social Media May Play Role In Job… Read More

Credit Cards That Want to Show You a Good Time

Credit Cards

Credit Cards That Want to Show You a Good Time

Credit Cards That Want to Show You a Good Time

Did you know that July is National Anti-Boredom Month? Well, if you’ve been bored recently, now you know it’s your duty to take steps to break out of your funk. In fact, you should feel downright obligated to get out of your chair and go have a good time. You can spend a little or… Read More

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